Daily Fantasy MLB 7/10/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
July 10, 2014
It’s tough for fantasy baseball owners to resist the urge to look ahead to the big weekend series--and in this case beyond are the All-Star Game and all the festivities surrounding it--but there are a lot of opportunities happening in the shorter term. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at the notable players out there who have been trending in many fantasy circles and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Jose Quintana, SP, Chicago White Sox: We’ll start things out on the mound today and take a look at Quintana. He’s coming off a 7 2/3 inning effort against Seattle, during which he allowed no earned on just four hits.
Quintana is 2-0 in his last three outings and has allowed only one earned run in that time. He’ll take his 3.20 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into Boston today, and he looks like a pretty good start considering his recent numbers.
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Matt Garza, SP, Milwaukee Brewers: Garza posted a spectacular outing in his last appearance. He went the distance in Cincinnati, logging a complete-game shutout on two hits and nine strikeouts.
That was Garza’s second win in a row, giving him an even half-dozen on the season. He has a 3.78 ERA and 1.22 WHIP--numbers that could be better, obviously, but are heading in the right direction. He’ll face Philly at home today.
Chris Coghlan, 3B/OF, Chicago Cubs: Coghlan is a relative newcomer to the waiver wire, but he deserves a look in most formats. Entering play yesterday, he had a nice stretch going, including four runs, two homers, three RBI and a steal in his last three appearances. He came up empty in yesterday’s game.
Coghlan is still a deeper-league consideration at the moment, but if his BA keeps climbing up like it has been, he’ll improve his standing. You’ll get a few homers and steals here and there, which is all you can ask for at his level.
Lorenzo Cain, OF, Kansas City Royals: We’ve featured Cain in this space a few times before, and here he is again. Heading into yesterday’s game, he had a five-game hit streak to his credit, including four runs, two RBI and four stolen bases in that frame. He had two more hits in yesterday’s matchup.
When Cain is hitting out of the leadoff spot, his fantasy value skyrockets. He’s sizzling right now, delivering near across-the-board value. He’s a very nice depth pickup in the outfield.
Lucas Duda, 1B/OF, New York Mets: Speaking of depth adds, Duda certainly qualifies in that regard. He’s been pretty serviceable lately, posting six hits, four runs, a homer and four RBI in his last four starts. He had another hit and an RBI yesterday.
As long as Duda is keeping his BA in the .260-.265 range, he’s more than good enough for a pickup in fantasy. The RBI and homers keep coming in, and there’s no reason not to give him a good look.
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